Indication for biopsy: haematuria

  • Alexander J. Howie


This means that haematuria is the main clinical abnormality, with or without proteinuria under the nephrotic range, with normal renal excretory function, with or without hypertension. If function is abnormal, the approach to the study of the specimen is considered in the sections on acute renal failure or chronic renal failure, as appropriate.


Lupus Nephritis Renal Biopsy Glomerular Basement Membrane Microscopic Haematuria Macroscopic Haematuria 
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Further reading: haematuria

  1. Galla JH. IgA nephropathy. Kidney Internat 1995; 47: 377–387.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Jennette JC, Olson JL, Schwartz MM, Silva FG, editors. Heptinstall’s pathology of the kidney. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven,1998. Chapters 12, 27.Google Scholar
  3. Pirson Y. Making the diagnosis of Alport’s syndrome. Kidney Internat 1999; 56:760–775.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Tisher CC, Brenner BM, editors. Renal pathology with clinical and functional correlations. Second edition. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, 1994. Chapters15, 39.Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander J. Howie
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of BirminghamUK

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